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#RestoreDataRights: Data use in the COVID-19 response must be transparent, inclusive and accountable

The declaration of the COVID-19 virus as a public health emergency of international concern on the 30th January 2020 by the World Health Organisation will be recorded in history as…

Kenya’s First County Data Desk Launched

Elgeyo Marakwet County is the first devolved unit in Kenya to establish a Data Desk, which is a government function that will collect, compile, analyze and disseminate the county’s data…

Celebrating Peter da Costa

We are very sad to learn of the passing of our friend, Peter da Costa. His death marks a huge loss for the development community globally and for us at…

Finding ways for the invisible to become visible

Our Website Reloaded (Again)

Our Website Reloaded (Again)

Today, we relaunch (again!) our new website. This would be the fourth iteration of our website since we started out in September 2012. What's more, is that it is the…
Inviting Female Developers to Apply

Inviting Female Developers to Apply

Moving on and up: Muchiri Nyaggah transition from OI executive

The Open Institute is today announcing the transition of Muchiri Nyaggah who has been serving as Deputy Executive Director and Policy Lead. Muchiri will be transitioning out over the next few months…

Open Duka wins Oscars

We are so excited to find out that Open Duka has won the Honesty Oscars (Special Effects category), following nominations and widespread voting. Like the Academy Awards’ “Best Special Effects”…

What’s the problem with education in Kenya?

In November last year, as the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams were being held, we released data that we have collected relating to primary (or elementary in some countries)…

Open Duka

December 2013 - April 2014 When we left the incubation by AMI, our first project was Open Duka, which soon became a pet project. It was supported by Hivos East…